Thursday, December 31st, 2015 by Jackie Jablecki
“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
At the end of each year we personally and professionally reflect on the past year. When looking back on DryZone’s year, one theme constantly generated is growth. DryZone has seen growth with its team, growth in our families, and growth in our sales.
Growth has been a trend for DryZone over the years which is what prompted Bill and Heather to make the move to the new barn. The team moved into the newly renovated space in January 2015. This change of scenery gave new life to the company, setting into motion the development that they would see in 2015.
This year in sales, DryZone grew over 21%, a level not seen in previous years. The rapid rate of progress and expansion meant that DryZone was stepping into new uncharted territory. Bill and Heather knew that they need to grow the team and bring in new fresh faces. But also DryZone looked to their already dedicated employees for leadership. Martin Haro was promoted to lead the service department and Amber Dykes was promoted to lead a new department, our appointment center.
New faces joined the team to expand our services. Joshua Richmond came to DryZone in 2015 to be our PolyLevel Foreman. The addition of PolyLevel to our services brought a new dynamic to our production crew. Josh and the Poly Crew have taken on interesting and unique projects. With Josh, came the addition of his wife Amanda. She stepped in this year to assist in our appointment center. Amanda and Josh expanded not just the DryZone family in 2015, but also their own. Welcoming an adorable baby boy, Colton.
Other new faces to DryZone included adding to our service department with Harry Harrison and Jessika Robinson. Bill and Heather also knew that they needed to bring in other leadership to create new drive in other departments. Brian Barczak joined Team DryZone as the Sales manager and Jackie Jablecki heads up our marketing department. Both bring to DryZone fresh leadership and new perspective.
But this year was more than just expanding and growing. 2015 is filled with wonderful memories and events. Parties, a fishing trip, a cruise, outings, and paint nights created opportunities for bonding and team building outside of the office. It gives everyone time to step away from their desk and engage with those that we work closely with every day. Making DryZone more and more like a family. Memories that stood out for DryZone employees were the Build Convention 2015, the DCA Awards, Bill’s Back to the Future party, radio shows. One in particular that stood out was our live PolyLevel demonstration for Weller Does Delmarva.
2015 brought love, laughter, and growth to the DryZone Big Red Barn. Looking forward to 2016 DryZone is looking to grow the company another 30%. Knowing where we were and where we are going means that Bill and Heather are heavily recruiting to help fill new roles. Benjamin Franklin said, “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” A great summary of what 2015 meant to DryZone.